Han Solo, Still the Man Who Shot First, in Marvel's Star Wars #59 (Spoilers)

Han Solo, Still the Man Who Shot First, in Marvel’s Star Wars #59 (Spoilers)

Posted by January 9, 2019 Comment

The biggest difference between Star Wars and Firefly, at least thematically, is that Star Wars merges traditions of samurai storytelling with the American Western while Firefly goes Full West. By removing the light sabres in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm made it far more of a Western, closer to Firefly and out of some people’s comfortable places. And today’s Star Wars #59 comic book from Marvel Comics doubles down on that, with a duel held at High Noon.

BWell it’s probably noon somewhere. And Han Solo in the gunslinger role. Of course he’s been in a similar situation before. And we get down to the details of Ten Duel Commandments…

So we’re doing this. But Han has a certain reputation to maintain by hook or by crook. And, naturallu, by crook.

Han shoots first. It’s all he knows….

STAR WARS #59
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Jamal Campbell
“THE ESCAPE” PART THREE!
•  LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire.
•   Who says they even WANT to leave?
•  But their hideaway may not be so secret…especially for old foes hot on the rebels’ trail.
Rated T In Shops: Jan 09, 2019 SRP: $3.99

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